Aruba Ports Authority Completes Bidding Process Container Port Moves to Barcadera PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 September 2013 08:41
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With great satisfaction Aruba Ports Authority N.V. announced this afternoon that they have completed the final phase of the tender process and are ready to begin the necessary work to move the container port to Barcadera. 

After careful review and completion of  the customary bidding procedures the time has come to begin Aruba’s US $ 62 million dollar project to Design, Build, Finance, Maintain, Operate, and Transfer the Multi-Cargo Sea Terminal at Barcadera

The timeline of the process of this undertaking dates all the way back to the year 1994. The development entails much more than just the moving of the container port, however for the Aruba Ports Authority N.V. the current task began with the first tender process for the concession contract publicized on February 15th, 2011.  After careful review and evaluation, the contract was awarded to the local stevedoring company Aruba Stevedoring Company (ASTEC) NV. The project will be implemented as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) under the Landlord Model. The concessionaire will be responsible for the investments in terminal infrastructure, labor, and operational activities.

The second public tender was announced on February 1st, 2013 for the refurbishing of the existing quay wall and the installation of anchors, bollards, fendering, and a separate on-land-mooring-dolphin, the construction of a new quay wall extension, and the placement of breasting dolphins. Other activities consisting of dredging and construction of a scour protection at the bottom in front of the quay was also part of the total scope of work. On September 11th , 2013 APA accepted the proposal of the American Bridge company who will be working with the local companies ALBO/ArubaanseWegenbouwMaatschappij.

The port’s vision is to realize a project with guaranteed sustainability.  This project is thus of vital importance for diversification of Aruba’s economy and its future growth.

The moving of the container port is expected to generate new opportunities for the container port and the Freezone and also for Aruba’s cruise port in Oranjestad which will be able to undergo the necessary development to accommodate more cruise lines and cruise visitors during our high-season, generating additional revenue for our country.

Aruba Ports Authority N.V. congratulates the Aruban community with one of the largest industrial undertakings during the last two decades, and wishes to thank all parties involved in assisting, advising, and supporting these efforts directly and indirectly.  We would like to express our gratitude to the minister responsible for our port, Minister of Finances and Utilities, Mr. Mike De Meza, and Prime Minister of Aruba, Mr. Mike Eman for their support. Aruba Ports Authority N.V. congratulates the Aruban community with this, the largest industrial undertaking during the last two decades, and wishes to thank all parties involved in assisting, advising, and supporting these efforts directly and indirectly.  We would like to express our gratitude to the minister responsible for our port, Minister of Finances and Utilities, Mr. Mike De Meza, and Prime Minister of Aruba, Mr. Mike Eman for their support.

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